Dhaka: Eminent Bangladeshi film director and producer Chasi Nazrul Islam died Sunday in a Dhaka hospital after prolonged illness. He was 73.
Labaid Hospital's assistant general manager, corporate communication, Saifur Rahman Lenin said Islam's long battle with cancer came to an end at 6 a.m. Sunday. He was on a life support for a while.
Islam shot into limelight with his first film "Ora Egaro Jon" (They are Eleven), the first film based on the Bangladesh Liberation War.
His body was taken to his house at Jashimuddin road in Kamalapur of Dhaka around 9 a.m., said Nationalist Socio-Cultural Organisation (Jasas) general secretary Shamsuddin Didar.